Politics Ramping Up Again

Read about Rick Perry's Less Than Stellar Career in Texas

It seems as if we just elected a President, yet here we go again.  What a waste of time and money.  One newcomer to the presidential contenders is Governor Rick Perry (Texas).  He slid into a ten-year stint as governor when George W. Bush ran for POTUS. Now, he wants to be President.

While Governor, he has made quite a bit of money and indebted many people to him.  He awarded Enterprise Funds and other capitol to supporters of his campaign.  He managed to alienate most people in and out of Texas, including the President of the US.  He also spent a lot of time making movies.  So much, I think he might be able to act like a president.

Here are the movies in which he appeared.

2008 Inning by Inning: A Portrait of a Coach (documentary)

2005 Sin City

Morrow wants dirt on Perry

Now, we have a man (Perry) that is willing to play President.  Many do not want him in that office. In particular, Robert Morrow (a Ron Paul supporter) placed a full-page ad in the Austin Chronicle asking that if anyone has dirt on Perry, please come forward.


I just love politics! Nothing but the issues! Fair play and statesmanship . . . someday?

ISPs Decide Privacy is an Outmoded Concept?!?

MediaPost Publications ISPs Redirect Search Traffic On Yahoo, Bing, Raising Legal, Privacy Issues 08/08/2011

More than ten Internet service providers are redirecting search traffic on Yahoo and Bing. This according to research from the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley and reported by New Scientist. The claim is that ISPs are sending consumers who search for brand names like apple directly to the website rather than displaying standard search engine results pages.

The report says the ISPs are working with the company Paxfire for the initiative; ISPs and Paxfire allegedly have deals with affiliate marketers like ValueClick's Commission Junction, which get credit for taking users to the marketers' landing pages.
The New Scientist report says that ISPs recently stopped redirecting Google searches, but continue to redirect some searches for brand names on Bing and Yahoo. ISPs named in the report include Cavalier, Cogent, Frontier, Fuse, DirecPC, RCN and Wide Open West. Many ISPs have long returned pages populated with ad links when users type the wrong URL into the address bar; Paxfire powers that functionality for some ISPs. But the new report alleges that Paxfire and ISPs are redirecting search traffic -- even when users correctly type the names of companies into the search query box.

One lawsuit based upon these allegations was already filed on Thursday. That case, a potential class-action brought by RCN subscriber Betsy Feist, alleges that the ISP "knowingly and intentionally intercepted, monitored, marketed, and divulged" her search history to a third party.

Can you say "click fraud?"  How are we to trust our search engine results if the outcome is already decided? Stay tuned. I think we will see the lawyers making out big on this one. Also, I would not buy stock in Paxfire.

Adding witches to the mix in True Blood

I've been a fan of True Blood since the show started and it's really neat to see how all of the different supernatural beings have been pulled into the mix of the show thus far. It's kind of crazy to see how all of these different beings are working together, or mostly fighting, all within our normal current world (or the fictional version of it).

I'm really confused about the whole role of the fairies in all of this though and was looking up some spoilers on that a few nights ago when I ran across the website www.clearwirelessinternet.net/. I looked through it some and after that I decided to sign up for one of the internet packages they had on there for my apartment.

I'm really interested to learn more about who this witch is that's possessing or using this other witch to cast spells on Eric, Pam and other things. I'm sure that it's someone Eric double crossed in the past because he's been around for so dang long.

Guest post written by Brent White